Even in Rosey Corner, things change.
Since our last visit there, the War has raged long and ended at last.
Victoria Merritt has married and then become a widow to the war.
Mike has returned to Evie but his life goals have changed and that scares her.
Even dear Graham has mourned his hound Poe and adopted a stray Shepherd.
Some things, though, never change. Once a Merritt girl, always a Merritt girl. Even if Kate is now a Tanner and Evie a Champion and Tori a Harper with bittersweet memories, and Lorena a Birdsong who wishes she could know her first family.
Mr and Mrs Merritt keep weathering the years while teaching their children how to give and receive grace. Kate is still the strong supporter of her sisters. Tori is still reflective and prefers the solitude at her old fishing hole. Evie is still unhappy with almost everything.... And Lorena is still best buddies with her brother-in-law Jay. Jay himself, the unpolished gem we met in Small Town Girl, he's such an excellent character. He's new at both faith and family, and he loves Kate well.
Ann's books are historical in their settings, and I really enjoy the 1930's and 1940's flavor, and yet the character's emotions are timeless and resonate with me today. I had enjoyed Angel Sister, and loved Small Town Girl, but Love Comes Home was the icing on the cake.
For me, the first one was about finding family. The second one spoke to me about accepting new beginnings, having someone believe in you, and making room for blessings in your life.
This last one, Love Comes Home, was all about grief and life afterwards. My Grandmother went home to be with the Lord two weeks ago, and so many lines in this book struck me as true to my own experience.
I love this series, and I'm sorry it ever has to end, but it is a beautiful trio of Rosey Corner stories. Do yourself a favor and start with Angel Sister, then Small Town Girl, and then Love Comes Home.
Thank you Revell for my review copy!
Ann H. Gabhart grew up on a farm in Kentucky. By the time she was ten she knew she wanted to be a writer. She's published over twenty novels. She and her husband have three children and nine grandchildren. She still lives on a farm not far from where she grew up. She loves playing with her grandkids, walking with her dog, reading and, of course, writing.